Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Home again....

We're back from our wonderful trip to Branson.  The photo above is from Thursday which saw falling temperatures and snow!  You might see the snowflakes if you look close enough.  We had dinner in our condo and a fire in the fireplace was really cozy on Thanksgiving Day.  

Same view above as the first photo, but what a difference a day makes!  Sunny skies were seen Friday and throughout the remainder of our stay.  

We went to Silver Dollar City Friday and had a great time.  The City was decorated beautifully with more than 4 million Christmas lights, it's always an amazing sight.  The rest of our stay we just relaxed by the fire, playing card games and watching movies and napping.  This trip was more for relaxing.  It was definitely in order after the past 3 busy months we've had.  

It's really hard to catch the beauty of all the lights, at least with our cameras.  

If you've never been to SDC, it's a magical 
place to see and children of all ages just love it, too.   There is so much to see and do, food to eat.   We just kind of grazed around the park.  One thing I just had to have was their apple dumpling with cinnamon ice cream!  It was very yummy.

We had soup in a bread bowl at one stop.  I bought some delicious divinity and fudge at the Candy Shop.  

You don't have to worry too much about calories at this park as it is quite a big place and you walk up and down a lot of hills! 

I saw lots of wonderful things in the shops, but I only bought a couple of new ornaments for my tree at home and a candle.   Oh, and a sack of kettle corn.   I was quite proud of my restraint!   And I didn't want to have to carry a bunch of stuff, either.  :)

We had a wonderful mini vacation and it was over too soon.  Aren't they always?  We had good weather to drive home in and our little Stormy was so glad to see us!  We had a friend check on her several times while we were gone.  She's barely left my side after since we've been home.   

Speaking of Stormy, did you notice her peeking between the branches of the tree in my header?   About the header...it is not quite what I wanted, but I just couldn't get Picasa to cooperate this time and made it in Picnik.  I'll probably change it to something else when I have time.  Do you have good luck with Picasa?  I'm sure it's just me....:D

I can't wait to get around to visiting all of the blogs and catch up on what everyone has been doing.  Hope you had a wonderful holiday, too!

Until next time...


  1. I just love Christmas lights,they make buildings and streets look magical.Your photo's are lovely and I am glad you enjoyed your break.
    Great new Christmas header,and the cat in the tree is so cute.
    We are in the grip of winter,snow,ice and frozen pipes.We have had no heating or water for several days now and it is set to last until next week.
    Thank heavens we have a wood burner stove to keep us warm.

  2. I went back and looked at your header, how sweet. I love cats.
    I have never been to SDC at Christmas time, it must be beautiful.

  3. So glad that you had such a fun time. Branson is on my to-do list for some fun year. Had to go back to find Stormy. Oh my! She really thinks that she's an ornament...

  4. Hi Cheryl, Glad you had a wonderful vacation... I went to Branson YEARS ago--when it was just getting started... It's huge now!!!!!

    We took a mini-vacation last week also... You'll have to catch up on my blog posts when you have a chance.

  5. Sometimes Picasa cooperates, sometimes not so much...

    I'm glad you made it to Branson before the snow started flying. I sure wouldn't want to be there today. brrrrrr.

    Wasn't the light display gorgeous. Seeing your pictures makes me want to head right back down there!

    Have a wonderful day Cheryl.

  6. Hi Cheryl!

    I was so glad to see you made it home safe and sound! It sounds like you had a really wonderful time - the lights were gorgeous! I am going to make it to Branson one day - I'm not kidding, I'm going to go there!!

    I love those vacations where you can just kick back, relax, have fun with family, be lazy, eat . . . you know, just have fun!

    Stormy is adorable - isn't it great that they miss us when we are gone?

    Apple dumplings and ice cream...yum! I make a dessert called apple roll, kind of like apple dumplings - so delish! Have fun catching up!


  7. Looks like you had a wonderful time Cheryl. Your Stormy kitty looks so cute peeking out of the tree!

  8. Love the lights at Christmas! Sounds like a great weekend!

  9. I love Branson...it was one of the stops on our honeymoon trip in 1972. Yes, I'm that old!! Looks beautiful for Christmas; would love to go again sometime at Christmas.

  10. Sounds like a wonderful getaway Cheryl! That Fuzz Face in your tree is too cute-what a great shot. Stormy-"I'm in middle of your tree makin' sure all dem lightses are shiny and bright and seein' if those ormaments is hung just right! Yous is welcomes!"

    It's COLD here this morning Cheryl!

  11. Hi Cheryl! I'm your newest follower. I'm also a MO girl. We just returned from Branson too. We didn't make it to SDC this time though because the weather wasn't cooperating. It's beautiful down there and I love it when we go.

    Glad to find your blog and according to your profile we have a lot in common.